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Thank you very much,

Gabi Greve
Director, Daruma Museum Japan
May 2005



.........................Some previous comments:

Dr Greve,
I happened upon your Daruma blog earlier this week and have found it incredibly interesting and useful. Thank you very much for your efforts in compiling and posting all this wonderful information and beautiful pictures.
T.A. Hawaii, Manoa
March 2010


Hi Gabi,
I have bookmarked the forum and look forward to exploring it!
I am lucky to have found you, that's the wonder of the internet isn't it.
Kindest Regards,
D. from Australia
July 2008


such a lovely blog and i discovered it just today but thank god i did.


Hello Gabi Greve,

My name is xxxxx and I got your email from your website about Darumas.

I just wanted to say 'hello' and thank you for putting all your knowledge about Darumas on the internet...and in English too. I am going to try and read more of your website to find out more.

Only recently did I find out about the stroy and what it meant. I had always seen them but never knew what the story behind it was. Luckily I will be visiting Japan in a fortnight and I want to take this opportunity to buy a Daruma in Japan. Please could you advise me about what you think?

I look forward to hearing from you and thank you again for your efforts in the website!

J. October 2007


Many thanks Gabi-san.
I admire your profound knowdlege of Japanese Culture and Art
I feel lucky to have you as a friend.
And many thanks also for sharing your knowdlege with all of us, so generously.




. DARUMA Museum, Japan .


. World Kigo Database .



Anonymous said...

A great resource of Daruma lore!

Keep going, Gabi san !

H. from the US of A.

Gabi Greve said...

About Morning Mist and the Healing Effect of Haiku:

歌寿人さんに至っては日々「吟行」のようなものですから安らげるのか、どうか・・・、どう? ^^;



( 極楽に季語は要せず・・・ なんて^^;)

をのひ  ^^ ( smile )





Posted by 謙

Thank you all, BLOG 句会


Anonymous said...

Sanja Festival -
lost in the crowds
I taste Old Edo

lost in とoldから感じました。

かびさんのわかりやすい表現と単語がとても易しく、それでいて意味が深く実際、こう言う 句を作るのは想像以上に難しい、だから素晴らしい、天才だ。

Anonymous said...

Dear Gabi,

your website is a source for my inspiration.
I thank you for offering me such an opportunity.
I am learning much from your articles.

old temple songs
for a subdued mood
tears in his eyes


Anonymous said...



Anonymous said...


Hello Gabi,

I want to let you know that I enjoy and appreciate your wonderful websites on Japanese
culture everytime. I just read a couple of small books.
One by Umehara Takeshi on Kukai and another by Yanagisawa Keiko on evolution. I thought of you and Japan as I read the books. I still think about sending you something of my calligraphy but I am not sure what.


Anonymous said...

Have your blog bookmarked - one of my very favorite retreats.

Anonymous said...

梅干の 味にもなれし ドイツ人
  日々手料理や いい塩梅(あんばい)ぞ

これからも、健康面もいい塩梅で 世界に向け「美しい日本」を発信し続けて下さいね。



Anonymous said...

about the Daruma educational material:

Gabi, that's a splendid site!
I'm saving it...
I've also enjoyed your other recent posts --
that lotus photo is superb!

And you page on dreams was so interesting...
thank you for sharing all these!



Anonymous said...

Great haiku, great photos, great writings! Thumbs up!
Kayka from Brno,Czech Republic, Europe

Anonymous said...

I awoke morning sun
or did I really today
in the Fuji mist

Wrist Thick

Anonymous said...



I have bookmarked your blog - too much great mind-candy for one


Anonymous said...


Gabi Greve said...

Dear Kamome san,
thanks for your visit.
Your kamome site is great, I love your photos.
Unfortunately I could not post a comment in your blog.

When we get to Kamome in the Kigo Database, I would love to use your contributions.



Anonymous said...

Zen Garden Master



Fascinating article.
Soothing haiku.
Thanks for posting...


Anonymous said...

Zen Garden Master

thank you for this article on Shunmyo Masuno...
your webpage is quite an undertaking -
i like the term 'safekeep'.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for your devotion to Daruma, and providing good information for the rest of us.

Best Wishes, Marty

Lautaro said...

Excelent site, a lot to read.

I don't like the display of the site...is a little confusing.

But I still love it.

Anonymous said...

Wow! My name is Gabi too, and you spelled it right! Im in art class right now, and we're about to make durumas, so right now we are studying them.

Gabi Greve said...

haiku pages

Deine "Quotes" sind wirklich schoenes Material, das mich sehr freut. Ebenso Deine Einsichten in Haiku und die japanische Kultur.

Ganz vielen Dank!



Anonymous said...

Gassho Gabi
I love your site!Very inspiring! This is my website- http://sad-monk.tripod.com
I have some Daruma Sans that I painted awhile ago. I thought you might enjoy.
Namo Amituofo
Shi Yao Feng Shakya -Oregon
Chan Priest

Gabi Greve said...

about SHAHAI


Thanks for sharing your photo haiku and related genres website.

It is truly amazing how many things you are involved in, and how well you do them all.



Thanks, Johnye,
I just try my best .

Anonymous said...


Gassho Gabi
I love your site! Very inspiring!
Your site is truly AWESOME!
Shi Yao Feng Shakya

Cow Lady said...

Gabi, I just found your photo of tankis in your garden when donig a search for tanuki on the web. You are so famous! And very learned. Thank you so much for your wisdom.

Anonymous said...

Great to meet you through haiku.

It looks like you have
made some very interesting and life-sustaining choices in your life...




Bill said...

A beautiful site, Gabi. I'll be a frequent visitor.

Anonymous said...

. Gabi : About Tentori Haiku, writing for good points .

I am enjoying the haiku very much.
I like that you do not want to enter competitions and try for points - especially by changing your poetry to what a judge wants. There is a beautiful, natural energy to your haiku and it gives me happiness to read it.

Your Friend !


Anonymous said...

Your blogspot is quite refreshing!

E. from Holland


Gabi Greve said...

Dear Gabi san
I read some beautiful Haiku with photos by you on your blog
Great thanks.

Narayanan Raghunathan


Thank you, Narayanan san, for your kind words and your support with the . INDIA Saijiki .


Anonymous said...

Dear Gabi-san:

I lived in Japan for 4 years. I have a medium-sized collection of Daruma, made from many different materials. I love them like children!

I just found your website today. I also just found the link to Haguro-san in Yamagata-ken, with photos. The thatched-roof temple there is "subarashi." I recommend that anyone who travels in Japan should go to Haguro-san. It is a magical place.

Arigatoo gozaimasu and long live Daruma-san!!

Chicago, Illinois USA

Anonymous said...

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An online Bookshop from India with one of the biggest database for all subjects of Indian Books from major publishers of India.

Hence I saw your website which that is very nice. Good job done. So please keep it up to Add Link our site.

. Bookshop of India .


Anonymous said...


I follow your posts on Yahoo and Google Groups, and admire your poetic voice and depth of observation.
My own writing background is strongly influenced by the imagist traditions, so your work really "speaks" to me.
Thank you for sharing your poems.

And thank you for all your time and attention!

peace and happiness,


Plus Ultra said...

Dear Gabi-san, Thanks for your email,your blog is not new to me, I have gone to your blog a few times..you did say you are a medical doctor, German and now director of a museum...! please let me know a little more about yourself

Anonymous said...

Great blog!

Anonymous said...

Dear Gabi,
Thank you so much for the links. I have printed out the material from your website and am closely reading it.

Your web site is a rich source of poetry and Japanese-Buddhist folklore. I can see all the work that you have done on it and appreciate that you are sharing your vast knowledge with others.

Diane Dehler said...

Dear Gabi,
I have nominated your site for a "Meme." If you want to participate you would list your five favorite reasons for blogging and link that post to my Meme blog. It should attract several new visitors to your very worth space.

Gabi Greve said...

Dear Princess,
I would like this ! let me know what to do next !

Unknown said...


How wonderful to have found this Treasure! I will return again and again. Thank you for this :>)

Jerry Dreesen

Diane Dehler said...

Hi Gabi,
I stopped by for a visit and say hello. I am going to an exciting art show at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco and will blog about it afterwards. I can at least, get photos of the outside of the building.

Diane Dehler said...

Hi, Gabi,
Glad that you enjoyed my silly signs. I ended up on a last summer's page that was lovely with photos and bees. Take care.

Diane Dehler said...

Hi, Gabi,
Glad that you enjoyed my silly signs. I ended up on a last summer's page that was lovely with photos and bees. Take care.

Diane Dehler said...

Hi Gabi,
I stopped to visit and let you know that I have posted some new chrysanthemum photos. I find them mystical. They infuse me with beauty and possibility. Hope you will enjoy them too.

Diane Dehler said...

Hi Gabi,
I just stopped to say hello and leave wishes from Northern California. Lately we have been having earthquakes and fires etc. One never knows what to expect in life and I guess that is part of why it is so interesting.

artattak said...

Hello Gabi, my name is Armando and I would be very greatful if you could assist me in translating a haiku from English into Japanese. I understand that it will not translate completely but it would be very helpful. Here it is

Show your face to them
But make sure to guard your heart
Self worth becomes you

Any help you could offer would be ery much appreciated. Thank you very much for your time.

Gabi Greve said...

Dear Armando san,

please tell me a bit more about yourself. What are you doing, what is your interest in Daruma san ?


HERE For translating poems

Learn more about Haiku (yours is a short poem)

Learn the BASICS of Japanese Haiku !

Diane Dehler said...

I have a bronze lion like statue on my blog and I'm not sure what it is. Could you have a look for me? It is very, very old and I thought it might be a FU dog but it doesn't have a ball.

Anonymous said...


Greetings from Alaska where I am sitting on top of the world.

Damn the web! I lost a couple of hours this morning logging on to one art site and, a couple of clicks later finding Tamara de Lempicka's 'auto portrait'...subsequently following her other works through link after link on the net.

Now I was just following Sengai Gibon, looks for more of his sumi-e and find myself here, -& here, your site, is gonna keep me riveted in front of the computer for a couple more hours! :-)

Oh well, in between Lempicka, Sengai and you I did manage to find four and a half hours to brew a batch of beer.

Oh well II: There will always be time to eat later. Sigh.

Gabi-san, good work!


Diane Dehler said...

Hi Gabi,
Just stopped for a winter visit. A friend of mine has winter chrysanthemums still blooming. Quite amazing.

Joyful said...

You work is lovely! I'm starting up a community project where people can send in anything that makes them happy, and I'd love to get some more poetry submissions. Please check it out if you'd like!


Angelika Kolompar Renville Bygott said...

Happy New Year

I was born in a Rat year. When i was just born, on a wild stormy night along the Baltic, my Mother found a rat curled up next to me in my cradle, this same rat was found on a daily bais, they could not get it to leave. I am very fond of rats. I enjoy Rat people too.

Wild and stormy Baltic
a rat crawls into a cradle
both keep warm

I miss the wild Baltic of my birth. I am coming to see the Baltic lands of my Mother's family.
Finland is on my list, the cousin people of my Hungarian Father.

Angelika Kolompar

Diane Dehler said...

Dear Gabi,
I stopped for a visit to your haiku garden. Last night a mysterious moon, covered over by hands of one too timid to return it's gaze. They call her Eclipse.

Angelika Kolompar Renville Bygott said...

Her face red
brother sun's bright colour
this eclipse night

Angelika Kolompar

Diane Dehler said...

Hi Gabi,
Stopped by to leave my greetings.
Take care

Gabi Greve said...

Thanks a lot, Princess !

And come to look at my snowy winter

. Happy Haiku Gallery .

Gabi from the SNOW of Japan !

Angelika Kolompar Renville Bygott said...

Snow on the far mountains
picking the daffodils
the scent of seaweed

Angelika Kolompar

Gabi Greve said...

Thanks for your haiku always, dear Angelika!

Still in the snowy mountains ...


Anonymous said...

In the garden
morning dew
on wrinkled hands

Pena_bahari said...

Dear Gabi,
I found Haiku beautiful and I am beginning to write Haiku in Bahasa Melayu. I read thro your blog and it is an inspiration.
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful all(nature) under one roof.This is spectaculous and hilorious and I just loved it BIG.good work Doctor Gabi san.

jyotsana said...

loving greetings from India.i m late in responding japan...uh just joking...poets like u r not of one region but live under that mighty sky.

Unknown said...

This is an excellent site.
Very inspirational for the rest of the rest of us to start a similar site.

Marco Fraticelli

Gabi Greve said...

Thanks for visiting, Marco !

Anonymous said...

dear japanese san.
thank you for maintaining this page, which reserved for the achala fudomyo sama. in theravada terms of buddhisam, we call this as a moument of victory against the deity maara by bodhisathva siddhartha.if wish to exchange my research about, the achalanatha-the great-bodhisatva, please contact me by writing to> amerashekera,16,anderson rd,kalubowila,dehiwela,western province,sri lanka.< the lord buddha be bless you.03/06/2008.

Torival said...

domo arigato!
Torii V.

3 Feathers said...

It's Gregg from the 'other format'.

Wanted to say 'thank-you' for the invitation to the site. Already feels a little 'lighter spirited'...anyway, appears I have much to learn, so I should get at it...
Thanks again,

『Behold My Swarthy Face。』 said...

A very helpful site. Many thanks!

Cate Kodo Juno said...

Hi Gabi - What an outstanding effort you have put into your passions - I admire and appreciate it deeply - so much wonderful material. Actually, I have been trying to contact you to ask permission to use some of the material found on one of your many blogs for my upcoming website on the Saigoku Kannon Junrei - could you please contact me? cate.at.southwest.dot.com.dot.au
Thank you, and thank you!

Gabi Greve said...

Hi Cate, I just sent you an email. I hope you get it.

Ram Krishna Singh said...

Dear Gabi San,
You are such a great artist and art-lover, haiku devotee, photographer, and culture hero that I think of you as a noble soul. I pray for you today, Kartik Purnima, a holy day for the Hindus and Sikhs.
I visited your blogs and felt elevated. God bless you.
R K Singh

Gabi Greve said...

Thank you so much, RK!
I do my best in all endeavors, that is all!

Mark Snyder said...

Thank you Gabi.


Anonymous said...

Gabi, thank you very much!
Your site is a great guide for us.
We are from Buenos Aires, Argentina and we made Daruma.

If you are interested in our work, check at www.yoshiyoshi.com.ar

There, you can find darumas from japan and darumas that we made.

(you can edit this message) Byeee!!

Mimi & Daisuke from Buenos Aires.

Anonymous said...

Hello Gaby,
Fantastic site on Mysterious Japan!Congratulations!!!
I personaly, highly appreciate your
Buddhism pages,link with Shugendo,
and so....
I should want to send you few personal message on japanese art,
and specialy on Dragon's topic.
You would be certainly interesting...
Take care.
To read you soon.

Gabi Greve said...

Dear Sunrise,
thanks for your kind comments.
Maybe join me here?

send your first message to the group owner yahoo adress.


Japanese-Buddhism said...

Great list of links. Do you have any pages on other dieties?

Gabi Greve said...

Try Mark Schumacher, he covers them all


Anonymous said...


On this Summer day
smoke over the dark cedars
fires on the mainland

Angelika Kolompar

Frederick Cook said...

Well done on a good job

Anonymous said...

Warm Winter day
the snowdrops and crocus
Spring will be soon

Angelika Kolompar

Gabi Greve said...

hallo hier ist zeus
seit dem 11.3.lese ich über euer leben und eure wunderbare arbeit.
herzliche grüsse aus germany.

Vielen Dank, lieber Werner!